Health Benefits of Drinking Wine
Wine drinkers have a 34 percent lower mortality rate than beer or spirits drinkers. Upon work carried out by a Finnish study of 2,468 men over a 29-year period, published in the Journals of Gerontology, 2007.
Reduces Heart-Attack Risk
Moderate drinkers suffering from high blood pressure are 30 percent less likely to have a heart attack than nondrinkers. Upon work carried out by a 16-year Harvard School of Public Health based on a study of 11,711 men, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, 2007.
Lowers Risk of Heart Disease
Red-wine tannins contain procyanidins, which protect against heart disease. Wines from Sardinia and southwest France have more procyanidins than other wines. Upon work carried out by a study at Queen Mary University in London, published in Nature, 2006.
Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Moderate drinkers have 30 percent less risk than nondrinkers of developing type 2 diabetes. Upon work carried out by a research on 369,862 individuals studied over an average of 12 years each, at Amsterdam’s VU University Medical Center, published in Diabetes Care, 2005.
Lowers Risk of Stroke
The possibility of suffering a blood clotrelated stroke drops by about 50 percent in people who consume moderate amounts of alcohol. Upon work carried out by a Columbia University based on a study of 3,176 individuals over an eight-year period, published in Stroke, 2006.
Cuts Risk of Cataracts
Moderate drinkers are 32 percent less likely to get cataracts than nondrinkers; those who consume wine are 43 percent less likely to develop cataracts than those drinking mainly beer. Upon work carried out by a study of 1,379 individuals in Iceland, published in Nature, 2003.
Cuts Risk of Colon Cancer
Moderate consumption of wine (especially red) cuts the risk of colon cancer by 45 percent. Upon work carried out by a Stony Brook University based on a study of 2,291 individuals over a four-year period, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, 2005.
Slows Brain Decline
Brain function declines at a markedly faster rate in nondrinkers than in moderate drinkers. Upon work carried out by a Columbia University based on a study of 1,416 people, published in Neuroepidemiology, 2006.